Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which the client works one-on-one with a licensed or intern Clinician —in a safe, caring, supportive, and confidential environment—to freely explore their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values, or behaviors, work through challenging or disturbing memories, identify parts of their lives that they would like to enhance, change, improve, gain a better understanding of themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward a desired change.
To achieve the identified goal, the client and Clinician work together for as few as six (6) weeks or as long as several years. The average lengths of sessions are between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24) weeks, depending on the situation and rate of progress.
In some cases, group counseling may be the next step in the treatment plan; again depending on the need of the client. On-going therapy in the form of individual, group or life coaching is a normal practice for clients who are seeking self-growth and actualization.